Waltzingmouse September 2014 Blog Hop

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Waltzingmouse Stamps Snowflake Die
Good morning friends!  Today is release day for Waltzingmouse Stamps  and three new sets are now available – Little Deer, Warm Fuzzies and Frosty In the Meadow as well as a series of snowflake dies.  You can see them in full HERE.  For the blog hop today please know you can always get your bearings by popping over to the Waltzingmouse Blog, otherwise if you’ve just come from Tosha’s blog, you’re in the right place and at the end of my post I’ll give you a link to the next stop on the hop.  My cards today use positive and negative cuts from the new Snowflake die.   I created a card base with Spellbinders Modern Stationary.  For the focal panel I centered the Snowflake 1 die  at the top center as I cut another panel with the Modern Stationary die.  This card will will fit in an A2 envelope as it measures 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″.

Stamps Waltzingmouse Stamps – Snowflake 1 Die, Frosty In the Meadow
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest, Natural White, Smooth 80 lb Cardstock, The Paper Studio Glitter Paper
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Paper Studio Pearls, Offray Satin Ribbon, Recollections GemsSilver Embossing Powder

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Waltzingmouse Stamps Snowflake Die - www.amazingpapergrace.com
For my second card (5-1/4″ x 7-1/2″) I used three layers of the die.  The die is quite intricate, I cut it and threaded silk ribbon though it on the vertical while I layered up separate pieces of the die. Below the snow flake I embossed a Merry Christmas sentiment on vellum from the Seasonal Flourish set and backed it with the Picot Edge Die.Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Waltzingmouse Stamps Snowflake Die

Stamps Waltzingmouse Stamps – Folk Art Snowflake, Snowflake 1, Snowflake 2,  Picot Edge Die, Seasonal Flourish Stamp Set
K & Co 12×12 Christmas Cheer Gold, Recollections Shimmer Champagne Paper Ink: Versamark
May Arts Silk Ribbon, Vellum, Recollections Pearls, Gold Embossing Powder

Your next stop along the way is with Lynn Mercurio!  She always has the most amazing creations and I hope you’ll continue on along the hop.  In the meantime, thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you soon!!

  • Maureen KSeptember 28, 2014 - 1:21 pm

    Hi Becca,
    These cards are lovely, and the dies will be so easy to use.
    Thank you xxReplyCancel

  • Claire BrennanSeptember 28, 2014 - 1:37 pm

    Oh wow Becca, these are sensational, I love the use of the negative space in the first card, terrific idea! Me and himself are just sitting here taking in all the details of the second card, such a beauty – thank you! Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • KathySeptember 28, 2014 - 2:00 pm

    Such a lovely card series! The new Waltzingmouse winter stamps and dies are so versatile. Thanks for your inspiration. As soon as I receive your email, I open it immediately to see you next designs. You make my day more beautiful. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Delphia Kay McbrideSeptember 28, 2014 - 2:16 pm

    Lovely as usual I really like the first card but then I saw the second one and it’s a tossup good jobReplyCancel

  • Lynn HardySeptember 28, 2014 - 2:31 pm

    Two stunningly beautiful cards Becca! What a good idea to use the negative from the die too – two for the price of one (always useful at the busy Christmas period)!ReplyCancel

  • BunnySeptember 28, 2014 - 2:38 pm

    You’ve been blessed with such creativeness. These are stunning and inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • lisa808September 28, 2014 - 2:47 pm

    Two stunning cards! I love the shape of the first one. Super cool the way you used the die on it and the bow is gorgeous. The second card is absolutely beautiful and striking.ReplyCancel

  • MelindaSeptember 28, 2014 - 2:50 pm

    Hi, Becca. I just got my order in and I am so excited I can hardly wait! I just wanted to remind everyone to run your dies through with wax paper first so you don’t have a problem with getting your paper out! Layer the wax paper first, then add your paper and your piece will pop right out, no problem! Can’t wait to get my items, especially the snow flake dies! Best to all, MelindaReplyCancel

  • Carol H.September 28, 2014 - 2:59 pm

    Oh my goodness I LOVE these cards!! Actually, I love every card you’ve made for this release so far.

    A different subject–I wonder if you would know why, when I view your blog on my iPad, does the background appear as tiny blue, black, and white checked. Makes it impossible to read anything–haha! I can see the photos, just not the text. I can see the full blog on my computer and iPhone. Just curious. :)

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards–you have such a great eye and talent!!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSSeptember 28, 2014 - 3:05 pm

    Oh wow, Becca. Just love the negative snowflake as good as any card I have seen of your. Both beautiful and gives me so much inspiration! Haven’t started with the Christmas cards yet but in another couple weeks. As soon as I can, place an order for all the new “stuff.”

  • Ruth UKSeptember 28, 2014 - 3:08 pm

    Love both of these cards Becca , the snowflakes are beautiful!

  • JoAnn B.September 28, 2014 - 3:24 pm

    Gorgeous cards. Love the intricate dies and your fabulous use of them.ReplyCancel

  • LageneSeptember 28, 2014 - 3:49 pm

    Gorgeous cards! I especially love the gold card~!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineSeptember 28, 2014 - 4:08 pm

    Just Gorgeous Becca .

    God Bless .
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantSeptember 28, 2014 - 4:40 pm

    WOW! The Snowflake 1 die is amazing! So delicate and detailed! I love both of your gorgeous cards… fabulous use of that pretty die!ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)September 28, 2014 - 4:43 pm

    Stunning! Absolutely stunning! Just love them both!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterSeptember 28, 2014 - 4:44 pm

    beautiful, I love how delicate the second die is and the other layered on top!!ReplyCancel

  • Vera W YatesSeptember 28, 2014 - 4:58 pm

    Your cards are gorgeous! Love how you insert the pearls in the middle of the snowflake on the 1st card. And that second card so classy & elegant.ReplyCancel

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  • JanSeptember 28, 2014 - 5:26 pm

    These are so beautiful – the pearls with the lacy snowflake is perfect!ReplyCancel

  • MarybethSeptember 28, 2014 - 6:19 pm

    Gorgeous! Love the pink and gold!ReplyCancel

  • TerriSeptember 28, 2014 - 6:47 pm

    Gorgeous Becca! I love the new Spellbinders Modern Stationary dies.

    Ter ;)ReplyCancel

  • Cathy WeberSeptember 28, 2014 - 7:06 pm

    So elegant…love the silver and the green bow.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownSeptember 28, 2014 - 7:22 pm

    Stunning cards! I live the card shape on the first card, unique!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaSeptember 28, 2014 - 7:54 pm

    These are crazy beautiful cards, Becca. Thanks for the inspiration!!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsSeptember 28, 2014 - 8:19 pm

    Two stunning creations Becca, love both and your designs are second to none.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Dorina DSeptember 28, 2014 - 10:08 pm

    Gorgeous cards and beautiful work. Love these cards and dies. Love the way the 1st card was created with the centered die cut and then on the next card threading the ribbons thru was a great idea.ReplyCancel

  • Joni SSeptember 28, 2014 - 11:01 pm

    I really love that top card – and the 2nd is lovely as well. Now I see another new die in my future… :) Thanks for sharing, Becca – impeccable art, as always.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie MillerSeptember 29, 2014 - 12:44 am

    Oh, Becca, I just scrolled through for a look at all your Waltzingmouse cards… superbly beautiful and inspiration galore! Love!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannSeptember 29, 2014 - 12:46 am

    Such awesome cards here again Becca, really beautiful work. I love these dies and both your cards are just amazing, but then, I don´t think you can create anything else but awesome. ha ha haReplyCancel

  • Clare WSeptember 29, 2014 - 1:19 am

    Really lovn card No2 – woweee!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockSeptember 29, 2014 - 1:38 am

    Beautiful cards. love the die and the layering is perfect. thanksReplyCancel

  • Lynn JacksonSeptember 29, 2014 - 1:38 am

    Morning Becca, 2 really beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKSeptember 29, 2014 - 2:45 am

    Hello Becca
    I managed to get on to Waltzing Mouse website ( couldn’t remember my password) and ordered two Snowflakes!
    Love these and love how you have used them especially in Red!
    I really like the use of Vellum for the Sentiment I will use that idea , thank you
    for more inspiration!
    Take care Becca
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • MajaSeptember 29, 2014 - 3:18 am

    Both cards are fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • patricia p.September 29, 2014 - 4:02 am

    Becca I love this new batch of cards that you’re doing. Different and fun looking and so in the holiday mood.
    Fun cards and love what you’re doing with them

  • Colleen HowellSeptember 29, 2014 - 5:22 am

    Love both cards but the 2nd is a little more like you I think, it has all yours layers that just make it pop at you. Can not wait to see what the others have, thanksReplyCancel

  • Ava GavloskiSeptember 29, 2014 - 6:09 am

    gorgeous showcasing of the stampsReplyCancel

  • LeahSeptember 29, 2014 - 9:31 am

    Becca, you’ve done it again! Beautiful cards. I especially like the positive/negative snowflake card. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanSeptember 29, 2014 - 10:02 am

    Both cards are beautiful. I love the snowflakes dies. Thanks for sharing these awesome cards.ReplyCancel

  • CraftysusanSeptember 29, 2014 - 1:31 pm

    Beautiful cards Becca. So often we fail to look at the possibilities of the “waste” left behind in our card after die cutting. I must do this more often. Thank you for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Robyn JosephsSeptember 29, 2014 - 7:31 pm

    very prettyReplyCancel

  • Mrs BSeptember 30, 2014 - 2:21 am

    Hi Becca. Two beautiful cards, I love the new dies : ) Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthSeptember 30, 2014 - 3:04 am

    Morning Becca, Two gorgeous cards, beautiful colours and die-cuts.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • SVETLANASeptember 30, 2014 - 4:16 am

    Elegant Christmas card with snowflakes!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie McKelveySeptember 30, 2014 - 1:13 pm

    I love these cards! How fabulous and yet simple makes them so elegant. I love how you used the negative image and the modern stationery.ReplyCancel

  • Deborah FringsOctober 3, 2014 - 6:56 am

    They are both absolutely stunning! I love the first card with the little pearls inlaid into the snowflake and the beautiful satin bow! The second card is amazing – I do like the beautiful snowflakes!ReplyCancel